Madison Bumgarner RUMORS & NEWS

  • Giants Have Had Preliminary Talks With Madison Bumgarner On New Contract

    MLB Trade Rumors "We looked previously at the comments of the Giants’ top executives following the team’s postseason exit, but it seems worth exploring one major long-term question on its own. As Andrew Baggarly of the Mercury News reports, the team’s leadership also talked about the possibility of a second..." October 15

  • Giants to talk extension with Madison Bumgarner

    Sportsnaut "The San Francisco may have fallen short of winning their fourth World Series in seven years, but it had absolutely nothing to do with ace pitcher Madison Bumgarner. The electrifying left-handed starter finished the 2016 campaign with a 15-9 record, 3.24 ERA and 1.024 WHIP in 34 starts. He then..." October 13

  • Bumgarner breaks 118-year-old Giants strikeout record

    Sporting News "In his last start, Madison Bumgarner struck out 10 batters, giving him 241 strikeouts on the season, breaking a 118-year-old Giants franchise record for the most strikeouts in a season by a left-handed pitcher. The record was previously set in 1898 by Cy Seymour. Seymour struck out 239 that..." September 25

  • Dodgers mock Madison Bumgarner with 'Don't Look at Me' shirts

    Sporting News "The Dodgers won't soon let Madison Bumgarner and the Giants forget about Monday's benches-clearing scuffle with Yasiel Puig. Dodgers players Adrian Gonzalez, Justin Turner and Kenley Jansen all donned "#DONTLOOKATME" T-shirts and covered their eyes prior to Tuesday's game, an ode to Bumgarner's..." September 21

  • Madison Bumgarner sets Giants single-season LHP strikeout mark

    Today's Knuckleball "San Francisco Giants LHP Madison Bumgarner broke the franchise record for strikeouts by a southpaw in a single season on Monday night against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The previous record of 237 strikeouts was set all the way back in 1911 when the team was located in New York by Hall of Fame LHP..." September 20

  • Tempers flare again for Madison Bumgarner, Yasiel Puig

    ESPN "The benches emptied Monday night in another epic battle between the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers and team aces Madison Bumgarner and Clayton Kershaw. The confrontation started when Bumgarner fielded a ground ball by Yasiel Puig and fired to first for the third out in the seventh..." September 20

  • Madison Bumgarner Hires Legacy Agency

    MLB Trade Rumors "Star Giants southpaw Madison Bumgarner has changed agents, moving to the Legacy Agency, according to’s Buster Olney (via Twitter). This represents his second change of counsel in recent months. Bumgarner, who is still a few days shy of his 27th birthday, is in the midst of what might..." July 26

  • Bartolo Colon replaces Madison Bumgarner on the All-Star team

    Hardball Talk "Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon was named to the NL All-Star roster today as a replacement for San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner, who is scheduled to start for the Giants on Sunday and thus won’t be available to pitch Tuesday." July 08

  • Giants’ Madison Bumgarner will not participate in Home Run Derby

    San Francisco Chronicle "Madison Bumgarner will not participate in next month’s Home Run Derby, Giants manager Bruce Bochy said before Thursday night’s game at Oakland Coliseum. “The players union, of course, they don’t want a pitcher taking a player’s spot in the home run derby,” Bochy said, “and I don’t think they..." July 01

  • No DH for Bumgarner: Ace to bat vs. A's "Madison Bumgarner will strike a blow, at least the Giants expect him to, for pitchers everywhere on Thursday when manager Bruce Bochy will place him in the batting order against the Oakland A's. The Giants thus will become the first team to opt against using a designated hitter when it has one..." June 30

  • Giants could let Bumgarner hit in lieu of DH "An intriguing issue was raised Monday, but not answered: Will the Giants scrap using a designated hitter when Madison Bumgarner starts Thursday at Oakland and let the adept-hitting pitcher take his cuts instead? Giants manager Bruce Bochy skirted the issue for now. "Too early to commit," he..." June 28

  • Arrieta wants to join Bumgarner in Home Run Derby

    Chicago Sun-Times "Jake Arrieta pitched seven strong innings against the Braves on Saturday to win his first start since his only loss in nearly a year. But it wasn’t until he was asked about his hitting, and about Madison Bumgarner’s effort to crash the All-Star Home Run Derby that Arrieta seemed to get fired..." June 12

  • Madison Bumgarner not worried about hurting himself in Home Run Derby

    Larry Brown Sports "Madison Bumgarner says he is not too concerned about hurting himself in the Home Run Derby, which is the one deterrent that’s been cited as a reason to keep him out of the competition next month. Most baseball fans seemingly would love to watch Bumgarner become the first pitcher to participate..." June 07

  • Madison Bumgarner “would love” to be in the 2016 Home Run Derby

    Hardball Talk "Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner has hit 11 home runs since the start of the 2014 season, a span of 194 plate appearances. According to Baseball Reference, 197 position players have accumulated at least that many plate appearances since 2014 and have hit 11 or fewer home runs. Compared to other..." June 06

  • Bumgarner's HR numbers among MLB's best

    The Score "Madison Bumgarner goes deep as much as some of the best players in the game. While most National League teams put an automatic bunt sign for the pitcher's spot in the batting order, the San Francisco Giants have the luxury of letting Bumgarner swing away - and for good reason. Known as a..." June 03

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